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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143791287
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

The Champion Charlies 3: The Knockout Cup




A hilarious junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

When the Jindaberg Jets are selected to play in the Knockout Cup it’s time to hit the road! This year, the cup is being hosted by the previous winners, Wombat Creek FC. The Jets can’t wait, but what should be a fun adventure soon turns into a full-blown camping and football disaster.

The Wombat’s captain, Dirty Damo, has it in for CJ, and Charlotte’s not coping well with the lack of structure. The Jets’ are determined to make their mark on the field, but just how far will they go for a win?

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143791287
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids. Adrian produces the TV show, Kids’ WB, and has also worked on The Logie Awards, Carols by Candlelight, Prank Patrol and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Adrian is the author of the Champion Charlies series and Stuff Happens: Dale plus he co-wrote the Kick it to Nick series with AFL legend Shane Crawford. Adrian is the co-editor of Total Quack Up, along with Sally Rippin.

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Praise for The Champion Charlies 3: The Knockout Cup

“The balance between soccer and story is also perfect. There’s enough soccer detail to satisfy even the most die-hard enthusiast but it’s added in such a way that it doesn’t bog down the story. The characters are strong and interesting, as well as being quintessentially Australian . . . These books have been developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia and each book features Socceroos and Matildas players as well as a heap of fun football facts which kids will love. Also, by featuring Charlotte and CJ as co-captains and presenting a team filled with kids from different backgrounds, it’s obvious that a real effort has been made to be inclusive and celebrate diversity.”

Renee Mihulka, CBCA Reading Time


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